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I’m super excited to be a part of the Virtual DIY Christmas Wreath Trio Workshop hosted by Home Depot today and sharing with you how I made this project my own by using ONLY supplies from The Home Depot.
This is my DIY Woodland Village Wreath Trio!
I started out with 3 pre-lit LED artificial wreaths. I opted for these instead of the cheaper, artificial ones because I didn’t want to have to worry about wrapping them with lights and hiding the battery pack.
I also grabbed these supplies:
The boxwood and juniper clippings were from my yard but I saw both of these small bushes at Home Depot’s garden department.
Christmas villages have always appealed to me since my younger days when I was obsessed with ALL THE MINIATURE THINGS! I made outdoor fairy houses and read The Littles books and drew elaborate homes and communities for miniature people. My love for miniature runs deep ya’ll. I’ve seen recently, wreaths made to look like winter-scenes and that really appealed, to me so that was my jumping off point, combined with a Christmas village.
I knew I needed bottle brush trees, but Home Depot doesn’t sell them (except in little ceramic village sets), so I grabbed some toilet bowl brushes instead.
Here is how you make some bottle brush trees from a toilet bowl brush.
- Bend the brush back and forth until the wire breaks. It should only take a few times of going back and forth.
- Use the wire clippers or needle nose pliers to pinch both ends closed (sort of twisting at the same time) so that not very many nylon bristles fall out.
- Using the wire clippers, clip the brush to the length of the tree you want. Make sure to pinch the wires and twist to close.
4. Trim brush in a cone shape, rotating as you cut. Once the brush is in the shape of a tree, place on the wreath and boom shaka laka! Knock off bottle brush tree! Each toilet brush makes about 4 trees.
The last thing I think I will end up doing is spraying them all with white glitter spray paint (they have that at the Home Depot also), to disguise the metal center and to all some sparkle. But they look totally cute just as-is as well!
Next up? The little cardboard village! I wanted the wax or plastic lined white cardboard so I wouldn’t have to paint anything and it would be super sturdy.
Start with a plaster of paris carton:
- Empty the contents into a plastic bag or throw them away (depending on if you use plaster of paris).
- Cut the side and disassemble the carton, so that it lays flat.
- Draw out some little houses and trace with a fine point permanent marker.
- Cut out houses and windows using a utility knife. Go slow!
Arrange however you want! I liked the layered look of some tucked further back to give some dimension. If you want them to be secure, just but a dab of hot glue on the little pick/stand that tucks into the wreath. A small dab will keep it secure, but will also allow you to easily pull it out if you want to switch up your wreath decor.
The star ornaments were in the Christmas section and I thought would look so pretty arranged “in the sky” above the village. “O Holy Night… the stars are brightly shining….”
To make some varied size stars, I just snipped the outer layer.
From there, I just added the natural greens and pinecones and sprinkled some faux snow.
Cute right? I’m smitten over this statement on my door, even though the colors I used are pretty neutral. It adds light, sparkle, and some visual interest, and will carry easily past Christmas if I want to– since it is a little more ‘wintery’ than ‘Christmasy’.
If you want to pin this for later…. 😉
So, are you ready to make your own unique Christmas Wreath Trio?
- The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.
- There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It- Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.
- Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.
- Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to learn more.
Click HERE to register for the DIY Christmas Wreath Trio Workshop!
The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project. For more information, contact your local Home Depot store.
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